Facebook Page to Replace Blog

Hi All,

It is getting close to that time of year – painting outside!!! (Some of you hardcore  painters may already be braving it!)

In order to make this more of an open group, encourage painting on days other than Saturday and allow everyone to post when and where they want to go we have changed to the format to a Facebook page: Plein Air North Alabama http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/365586380133073/. This page will replace this blog.

Now all you have to do is join that page and look for or post a day, location and time and maybe have some company. There is no one leader – everyone can be a leader! It will also be a fun way to share pictures, helpful hints, and make some more friends!

Ultimately, we hope this will be an opportunity for artists to paint together, encourage each other, and seriously grow.



Mooresville Christmas 2011 – Dec 10

Here is the details for showing your Mooresville Paintings! I hope a lot of you will be able to participate and display your work for sale during their tour of homes this weekend.
Drop Off Date:Thursday the 8th, Friday the 9th or the morning of Saturday the 10th
Drop Off Time:7am-5pm Thursday, 10am-2pm Friday, 7am-noon Saturday
Drop Off Location 4804 High St Mooresville AL
Contact Person and Phone Number:Margaret-Anne Crumlish   256-350-7049, cell 256-509-0422
1. Write on the back of the painting their name, phone number and the artwork title and the price.
 2. Fill out a card for each painting with the info as follows:
Artist Name:
Contact Number:
If your painting does not sell we will notify you byMonday, Dec 12th.
Pick Up Date:the week of the 12th
Pick Up Time:to be arranged
Pick Up Location: can be arranged to meet in Huntsville or come to Mooresville
Contact Person and Phone Number:Margaret-Anne Crumlish  256-350-7049, cell 256-509-0422
COMMISSION RATE IS?  Artist 80% Town of Mooresville 20%
If your painting is sold you will receive a check by  Monday Dec. 19th
See their web site for more info

Mooresville – Decorates and Tour Info TBA

Photography (painting if you dare) Opportunities this Weekend

Mooresville Decorates for Christmas Saturday – Join residents as they decorate their homes for an old-fashioned Christmas.

There is still time to participate in displaying/selling your Mooresville Paintings for their upcoming Christmas tour of homes, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10. I will send out their show details soon.

Mooresville – November 12, 19, 26

Join us and paint MOORESVILLE for the remainder of November from 10:00 until on Saturdays November 12, 19, and 26.

In addition, the town has invited our group to display and sell our paintings in two of their historic homes during their:


Paintings may be in any medium from photo, life or imagination….Details will follow. http://www.mooresvillealabama.com/xmas.htm

Saturday at Ditto Landing

We will meet at Ditto landing on Saturday – there are boats, water, an old iron bridge…(http://www.dittolanding.com/). There will be no host at this one so just be on the lookout for each other!

Also, THE OPA WEB SITE has posted our photos and the great slide show made by Linda Steed. See it at: http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/events/paintouts/paintouts.cfm

Historic Mooresville – Saturday, October 15

Join us this Saturday at around 9:00 in historic Mooresville (mapquest Mooresville, Al. for directions). Katherine Price has graciously invited us!  For more info see  http://www.mooresvillealabama.com/index.htm

Parking – Please park diagonally on either North Street (near the tavern) or
on Old Hwy 20 (also near the tavern). This keeps the neighbors yards from
getting parked on.

Green Mountain Nature Trail

Nancy Rhodes Harper has invited everyone to the beautiful Green Mountain Nature Trail located on Green Mountain in Huntsville, Alabama. The park features a replica historic covered bridge, a 1.5 mile walking trail, chapel, pavilion, and picnic area. Meet this Saturday, October 8 around 9:00 or so in the pavilion for a beautiful morning of painting!

5000 Nature Trail Road Southeast, Huntsville, Alabama 35803

South Side Square Downtown

Join us Saturday October 1 on the South Side of the Square in Downtown Huntsville (google map – South Side Square, Huntsville, Alabama 35801). Lots to paint – Great historic buildings, light posts and awnings, breaking light as you look east toward the Nativity Church,  a perfect view facing west of the historic First National Bank catching the light on its columns…. There are pavilions around the square in case of bad weather. (but it looks like it will be beautiful!)